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Do You Need Computer Glasses?

The need for glasses used to be pretty straightforward. If you couldn’t see stuff clearly, whether at distance or up close, you went to your eye doctor to get your prescription and then you purchased a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Enter the ubiquitous computer screen. Even if you’re not a content writer spending… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2020
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Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium is an eye condition that affects people who spend a great deal of time outdoors. It involves the growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva (white part of the eye), usually on the side toward the nose. The cause of pterygium is excessive exposure to ultraviolet light, dust, wind, sand, and humidity. Put… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2020
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Laser eye correction | Central valley eye clinic

Adding Even More Precision to Laser Vision Correction

At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we take pride in staying at the forefront of vision technology. For laser vision correction that means CustomVue™ Individualized Laser Vision Correction. This establishes a new standard in laser vision correction, and we now offer this procedure at Central Valley for patients who qualify. What is different about CustomVue?… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2020
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What is a Detached Retina?

If you experience sudden flashes or the appearance of a series of new floaters across your vision, you may have a detached retina. Retinal detachment is an emergency situation where the thin tissue at the back of the eye, the retina, pulls away from the wall. If a detached retina isn’t treated immediately, it can… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2020
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Lasik

PRK and LASIK — What’s the Difference

Everyone knows about LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery. It can take a person who has lived his or her entire life dependent on glasses to see the alarm clock and give that person perfect vision in just a matter of minutes. But sometimes our Central Valley Eye Medical Group patients don’t quite fit… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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Vision-Related Changes to Expect After 40

“Life begins at 40.” That’s the old adage. But while more life experience may be good for your overall life, your eyes may not be on board with that description. Why? For most people, 40 means the time when various vision and eye health issues become more prevalent. Fortunately, the discovery of new technologies in… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 30 2019
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Trust the Eye Experts for Botox for Your Holiday Parties

You know us at Central Valley Eye Medical for the care of your vision, whether it’s LASIK refraction correction, cataract surgery, glaucoma treatments to lower intraocular eye pressure, or laser treatments to vaporize troublesome rogue blood vessels causing macular degeneration, among other treatments. But we also know our patients from Stockton, Modesto, Manteca, and the… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2019
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Taking Years Off Your Facial Age Through Eyelid Surgery

The eyes have it. While this is a take on the usual “ayes have it” from parliamentary procedure, it is really true — the eyes do have it. When asked, most people say the eyes are the first things they notice when looking at another person, particularly for the first time. Unfortunately, the skin around… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2019
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Pink Eye and School

If you have kids in school in Stockton or Modesto, odds are you have either seen them come home with bloodshot whites of their eyes or you’ve heard about one of their friends having the condition. Ubiquitous pink eye. Clinically known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. It’s a… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2019
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Diabetes and Your Eyes

As the American waistline continues to expand, more and more people find they have type 2 diabetes. They begin to experience symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, frequent infections, increased hunger, slow-healing sores, and other symptoms. What most people don’t expect is damage to their vision. But diabetic retinopathy is a real risk… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 30 2019
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CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Dear Friends,

We at Central Valley Eye hope you and your families are well. With COVID-19 infections continuing to rise, we are taking all necessary precautions to keep patients and staff healthy as we continue to provide the eye care that our community needs:
  • Whenever appropriate, we are rescheduling any patients with cough or cold symptoms
  • We have adjusted our schedule to decrease the number of patients in our waiting rooms. You can expect on average between zero and one patient to be in the waiting room at any given time.
  • We have increased our already strict sanitizing practices to extend into the waiting areas and halls.
  • Whenever appropriate, we are diverting visits to telemedicine (by cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop). Please contact us for further details at 209-952-3700.



    Additionally, some of our office locations may be closed on certain days. If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

    The doctors at Central Valley Eye will not be performing any non-urgent surgeries until further notice. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that need to be postponed.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 209-952-3700.

    Warmest regards,

    Brandy Simpson
    Practice Manager
    Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc.